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Monday 25 September 2017

TThe goalscoring keepers

MANY goalkeepers have now scored from corners, free-kicks or penalties, but Everton's Tim Howard last night joined the more exclusive club of those to find the net from considerably longer range with his goal against Bolton.

PAUL ROBINSON: Robinson scored from his own half to embarrass his England rival Ben Foster in Tottenham's Barclays Premiership victory over Watford in March 2007. Robinson wheeled away in celebration after his free-kick bounced over Foster, who was on loan from Manchester United.

CHARLIE WILLIAMS: The City goalkeeper made history when he became the first number one to score with a drop-kick on April 14, 1900. Sunderland's Teddy Doig was the man beaten at the other end.

PAT JENNINGS: The Northern Ireland legend was one of the world's finest keepers in his day, but he also famously scored in the 1967 Charity Shield. Playing for Tottenham, Jennings unleashed a giant kick out of his hands which bounced over United's Alex Stepney and into the net.

PETER SHILTON: England's most capped player netted for Leicester with a long-distance effort against Southampton in a 5-1 win in October 1967.

The only other goalkeepers to score in the Premier League since 1992 are Peter Schmeichel (2001), American Brad Friedel (2004) and Paul Robinson (2011).

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